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Central Indiana Angel Tree

 

What is Angel Tree?

Angel Tree is an incredible way to give to a child (or “Angel”) in need. Generous donors adopt children (or “Angels”) and provide them with Personalized gifts to help make the holidays a special time.  Angel Tree adoptions take place online from October 26 through December 4. 

 

All gifts need to be returned to The Salvation Army by December 5.

 

Gift Drop-Off Location: The Salvation Army Fountain Square Corps Community Center
1337 Shelby Street
Indianapolis, IN 46203

Gift Drop-Off Hours:
Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

 

Gift Drop-Off Location: The Salvation Army Eagle Creek Corps Community Center
4400 N High School Rd
Indianapolis, IN 46254

Gift Drop-Off Hours: Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 12:30pm and 1:30 - 5:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 1:00pm

 

 


 

 

How Can I Adopt an Angel?

At this time, adoptions for the 2020 Angel Tree program are closed.  We always have Angels that are sadly "forgotten," or their gift bags are not returned for distribution.  You can still provide the joy of Christmas to these Angels by donating supplemental items to the Angel Tree program.  These items can be dropped off at The Salvation Army Fountain Square Corps or Eagle Creek Corps Community Centers.  Items that are most needed include:

  • Diapers & Wipes
  • Warm winter clothing for sizes 6 months (infant) to 12-year-old sizes
  • Hygiene items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.
  • Bibles
  • Blankets
  • Pillows
  • Socks (infant - 12 years old)
  • Underwear (toddler - 12 years old)
  • LOL Dollz
  • Paw Patrol Toys
  • Chapter books for children

If you'd like to join us in Doing The Most Good and give the gift of joy to a Hoosier child in need without adopting an Angel, you can donate directly to the Angel Tree program by clicking the red button below.

Donate Now

 

When adopting an Angel, you should expect to spend about $50 on at least four gifts: something they want, something they need, something to wear, and something to read.  In addition to these four main items, we recommend adding 2-3 stocking stuffers for each Angel you adopt.  To adopt an Angel, follow the steps below.

  1. Click the ADOPT NOW button below to visit our Angel adoption site.
  2. Follow the prompts on the screen, complete the registration form, and click "Register me as a new Sponsor."
  3. Once you have completed the registration form, you can search for an Angel or multiple Angels by gender/age.
  4. Once you choose your Angel(s), you will receive a confirmation email containing a list of wants and needs for each Angel that you adopt.
  5. Shop for your Angel -- you should expect to spend about $50 on at least four gifts: something they want, something they need, something to wear, and something to read.  In addition to these four main items, we recommend adding 2-3 stocking stuffers for each Angel you adopt.
  6. Once you have completed shopping for your Angel(s), you will need to return the items to the Eagle Creek Corps Community Center at 4400 N. High School Road.  If you prefer a hands-free option or completed your shopping online, feel free to have the items shipped directly to the drop-off location. (NOTE: If you adopted earlier this fall from our East Side list, remember to drop off your Angel's gifts at the Fountain Square Corps Community Center at 1337 Shelby Street. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Refer to your original confirmation email for details.)
  7. You can also Adopt an Angel at select Walmart stores throughout Central Indiana.  For more information, see our menu below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Angel Tree is an incredible way to give to a child (or “Angel”) in need. Generous donors adopt children (or “Angels”) and provide them with Personalized gifts to help make the holidays a special time.  Angel Tree adoptions take place online from October 26 through December 4.  All gifts need to be returned to The Salvation Army by December 5.

Much of the support for Angel Tree comes from local businesses and organizations that are looking for ways to give back to people in their community. Whether you want to adopt a group of Angels or volunteer at our distribution event, this support makes Angel Tree possible.  If you're interested in getting involved, please contact our Angel Tree Coordinator, Caitlin Wuethrich, at caitlin.wuethrich@usc.salvationarmy.org.

Every Christmas there are children who go without because their families are struggling financially.  The Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program has been running for more than 30 years to ensure that these children and their families can still have a joyful holiday season.  The Salvation Army of Central Indiana has been providing Christmas assistance to our community for generations.

We were proud to introduce the Angel Tree program to our area in 2015. Many children in our community return to school after the holidays in worn-out uniforms, insufficient winter clothing, or without necessary school supplies.

Angel Tree is a traditional Salvation Army program designed to enable community members to personally provide these vital items to specific children in need. Please contact us at INDangeltree@usc.salvationarmy.org with any questions you have about Angel Tree.

 

 

Angel Tree is different from other holiday assistance programs because a sponsor is able to feel a special connection with his/her “adopted” child.

The sponsor receives the child’s first name and a personalized list of needs and wishes for their child.  Other holiday assistance programs host generic toy drives or give sponsors minimal information about what would be an ideal gift for the child they’ll be giving to.

With Angel Tree, the wish list given to the sponsor is thoughtfully prepared by the child’s parents, so the sponsor knows that they’ll be buying something the child both needs and will be excited to open on Christmas morning.

 

 

In addition to online adoption options, you can also Adopt an Angel from one of our Angel Trees found in select Walmart stores listed below.  Simply go to the Angel Tree at the front of the store and scan the QR code by holding your phone's camera up to the code.  You'll be taken to our registration site and from there you can choose an Angel to adopt.  It's that easy!

 

Avon 

Beech Grove 

Brownsburg 

Carmel 

Fishers  - E 96th Street

Fishers Neighborhood Market - Ambeside Drive

Franklin 

Greenwood  - S State Road 135

Greenwood - N Emerson Avenue

Indianapolis - N Keystone Avenue

Indianapolis Neighborhood Market - S Keystone Avenue

Indianapolis - W 86th Street

Indianapolis Neighborhood Market - N Michigan Road 

Indianapolis - W 10th Street

Indianapolis - Rockville Road

Indianapolis  Neighborhood Market - Kentucky Avenue

Indianapolis - US 31 South

Indianapolis - E Washington Street

Indianapolis - Pendleton Pike

Indianapolis Sam's Club - E 96th Street

Noblesville

Plainfield 

Plainfield Neighborhood Market - W 10th Street